2020-2021 Update: Although physical access to Jacobs Hall is currently restricted, in line with campus guidance, students will still be able to access remote versions of all of the resources described below. Please contact our advising team and attend back-to-school events to learn more.
Whether you have been making and sketching since childhood or are just starting to wonder what this design thing is all about, there is a place at Jacobs Hall for you. Students from all backgrounds, disciplines, and experience levels are welcome here.
Learn design by doing design by taking an interdisciplinary, project-based design class. Gain hands-on design experience through getting a Maker Pass to explore, prototype, and tinker. Engage with visionary designers and makers while attending one of the events organized by the Jacobs Institute and other campus groups. Join the vibrant student community and get involved with some of the many design-focused student groups at Berkeley, many of which hold club meetings and events in Jacobs Hall. Take your projects to the next level by applying for the Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts student grant program and gain valuable academic design research experience through the Berkeley Engineering Design Scholar Program.
Please visit our Advising and Mentorship page in order to meet the Jacobs student services team, design specialists, and design fellows who can help to answer your questions about the wide world of design and making.